Amid FDI debate: Sensex close 30 pts up
Meanwhile, Hindustan Copper plunged 20 per cent to hit its lower daily limit for the second consecutive day to trade after government's stake sale.
Globally, key indices in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan finished higher, while in China, Hong Kong and South Korea the markets were down.
European markets were trading lower in their afternoon trade ahead of another Eurogroup meeting on Greece. Indices in France, Germany and UK eased by up to 0.75 per cent.
In all, 18 of the 30 Sensex-based stocks made gains, while 11 others finished in the red. Cipla held stable.
Wipro gained 2.50 per cent, followed by Sterlite (2.23 pc), Infosys (1.71 pc), Bharti Airtel (1.62 pc), Hindalco (1.58 pc), Dr Reddy's Lab (1.57 pc), HUL (1.45 pc), L&T (1.28 pc), Tata Power (1.22 pc) and Tata Motors (0.94 pc).
However, M&M declined 3.37 per cent, Sun Pharma (1.72 pc), BHEL (1.40 pc), HDFC Bank (1.07 pc), Gail India (0.81 pc) and ICICI Bank (0.66 pc).
Among sectoral indices, the BSE-Teck rose 1.35 pc, IT (1.24 pc), Consumer Durables (1.20 pc) and Metal (0.98 pc).
Reflecting fresh participation of retail investors, the BSE-Smallcap and BSE-Midcap outperformed the Sensex, rising by 0.85 per cent and 1 per cent respectively.
The market breadth was positive as 1,577 stocks ended with gains while 1,223 that settled with losses. The total market turnover improved further to Rs 2,401.96 crore from Rs 2,101.35 crore last Friday.
Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net buyers of Rs
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